The Practice Education and Practicum Activities at Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work provides students with the opportunity to apply theories and skills learned in the classroom to actual practice. The major objective of practice education is to prepare graduate students for competence in advanced social work practice by helping them develop the knowledge and skills needed to assume a range of professional roles.
Practice Education provides the practical experience for professional social work practice. It is the practicum activities that provide students with an educationally supervised arena for learning, growing, and doing. Practice education is a partnership between the educational community and the practice community in the training of future social work practitioners. It provides students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and skills in an agency-based work environment. As such, students are introduced to the everyday struggles, issues and challenges faced by individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities.
The information on this website is to assist students and practice instructors as they prepare for, engage in, and complete the practice placement experience.
*Please note on this site there is information for those who would like to be considered as an affiliated site or a potential practice instructor.